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silk hat

noun
1.
a tall, cylindrical, black hat covered with silk plush, worn by men for formal dress.
Compare beaver1 (def 4), opera hat, top hat.
Origin of silk hat
1825-1835
1825-35
Related forms
silk-hatted, adjective
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  • But he wore that strange combination—not so strange west of the Mississippi—a sack-coat and a silk-hat at the same time.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • He answered: Therefore I will not attend the meeting; flock-coat and silk-hat are the thing I dislike.

British Dictionary definitions for silk-hat

silk hat

noun
1.
a man's top hat covered with silk
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